At the mention of the word ‘caves’, most of us will think of cold, dark, cramped, and inhospitable areas that also give us the chills. Caves are full of creepy crawlies, bats, and things that go bump in the darkness, so where we are concerned, they are the type of place best avoided. Well, like us, perhaps you are about to have your perceptions of caves changed forever, as it is clear there is over one type of cave. It is also quite fascinating to think that where explorers are concerned, we are all as guilty as each other for assuming they only cover new territories and scale mountains. Nobody thinks about them disappearing into the center of the earth, not literally, of course, just speaking. I can’t imagine the look of wonderment on the subterranean explorers’ faces who have discovered whole new worlds under the earth’s surface. However, with the recent advancements in digital photography, we now get to see for ourselves how incredible these caves are.
As for where these caves are, well, believe it or not, they can be found all over the world, from Vietnam to Mexico and Iceland to New Zealand. And when we say caves, we are talking about massive cathedral-like spaces with vaulted ceilings and incredible effects created by introducing high-intensity light. There is an air of fantasy, of a magical mystery that comes with some of these caves, almost as though they had been created by Walt Disney himself. It is the colors though that we find most mesmerizing and fascinating. In addition, whether it is the icy blue of an ice cave or tranquil pastel-like shades from the more open-to-the-outside cave when you place the human form at the center, it should be a little surprise we look insignificant. [h/t: Bored Panda]